Posted 09 September 2020 - 05:35 PM
What I've done over the yrs is simple , stock pile parts of guns I get that IMHO are not worth to safely use, this way if something breaks there's a spare some where , usually sell off the barrels/stocks if less desirable , I'm always checking the parts section on gun sites , sometimes guys are cleaning up what they say is junk but others say is treasure .
It's worth holding on to certain things even tho it takes space , I'll even buy a junk gun once in while just to strip down what's usable , ive got a buddy in Newfoundland who at times takes a tote or two with him of stuff I don't have use for a price of course .
Rule of thumb a simple advertisement on gun sites can save ya those fees to get something shipped outta the states, someone somewhere has that part your looking for in their parts bins , I've sold firing pins , stocks , barrels , decieved, butt plates , even stripped down Lee Enfield 's and shipped parts to Yukon , good friend buys that stuff fast , last batch factory 10 round mags (unused ) sold for $75 each .
Lots of guys by less desirable firearms for simply to strip and sell off parts
I'm just a Lone Wolf Red Neck !